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October 7, 2011 | By

New Politics Channel on YouTube (New York Times) YouTube’s new channel will host political content ranging from official candidate videos to parodies. According to the NY Times, “It will include curated videos beyond the presidential campaign to include videos from other political races, as well as content from various political movements, including both the Tea […]

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October 4, 2011 | By

Overview: Social Media and 2012 Political Campaigns (e.politics) Beth Becker lays out the various ways that social media will be crucial for politicians who are fund raising, organizing, and communicating in the field throughout the next year. Alternative to Sending an Press Release (PR Daily) It can be easy to forget that there are other […]

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September 29, 2011 | By

Facebook Forms Political Action Committee (Reuters) The social network has pledged to begin supporting ‘candidates who share [Facebook's] goals of promoting the value of innovation to our economy while giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.’ Facebook’s New PAC Shows DC’s Innovative and Risk-Taking Methods Are Spreading to […]

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August 17, 2011 | By

US Department of Labor’s OSHA Releases Mobile App to Help Protect Workers From Heat-related Illnesses (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) The free mobile app will alert the user if they are at risk based on the heat index in their location; it also offers first aid information for treating heat-related illness. US Politics – 5 […]

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August 10, 2011 | By

How Governments Deal With Social Media (The Atlantic) A look back (and forward) on social media and its influential role in the political sphere. “If governments are not engaging in social media, they are essentially ceding influence and power,” says Alec Ross, senior innovation advisor to Hillary Clinton. 5 Sure-fire Ways to Produce Winning Social […]

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June 20, 2011 | By

Get off your laurels! Time to implement a mobile strategy (Ragan) More than 50 percent of all Internet activity was done via handheld devices in 2010. Check out six reasons why it’s vital to develop a mobile marketing strategy. This Week in Politics & Digital: The Confrontation Issue (Mashable) With events such as the GOP […]

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April 20, 2011 | By

Facebook Seeking Friends in Beltway (Wall Street Journal) President Obama will travel to Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters to hold a “town hall” meeting on the economy with users of the social-networking site. Obama Turns Facebook Live Into a Political Stage (Mercury News) Facebook Live has become one of the Web’s largest video channels. Don’t forget […]

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April 8, 2011 | By

Twitter Refreshes Its Suggested User List for Politics, Sort Of [UPDATED] (Tech President) Twitter has updated its list of suggested accounts to follow under “Politics.” Homeland Security to Issue Terror Warnings via Facebook & Twitter (Mashable) Two new types of warnings will now be coming to you via Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to sign […]

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March 28, 2011 | By

Ethical Quandary for Social Sites (The New York Times) Social media companies are in a difficult position: how do they accommodate the growing use for political purposes while appearing neutral, but also maintain the practices and policies that made these services popular in the first place? #Quakebook: Crowdsourced Japan Charity Book (The Atlantic) One blogger […]

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March 18, 2011 | By

Social Media a Growing Player in Elections (The New York Times) Social media is poised to become a central player in the 2012 presidential election. Question: Does Quora Do Politics? Answer:… (Tech President) Quora is capturing the attention of technologists and the article asks: what happens when their political counterparts start working with it? Don’t […]